Interesting Cat Facts

Interesting Cat Facts


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Cats are champion sleepers. On average they sleep for 16 hours per day. However, bats and opossums actually beat them in snoozing with an average of 20 hours of sleep each day.

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Munchkin Cats:

The Munchkin has short legs due to a dominant gene mutation which gave them the short stature. The name Munchkin was derived from the little people in the movie The Wizard of Oz.

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A Group of Cats:

A group of kittens is called a "kindle" and a group of adult cats is called a "clowder."

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Cat Eyes:

There are three types of feline eye shapes: almond, round and slanted.

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Cats' Heart Beats:

A cat's heart beats approximately twice as fast as our hearts - at a rate of 155 times per minute.

Cat Purrs:

Cats can purr while inhaling and exhaling. This is a technique that we simply cannot imitate.

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There is actually a scientific name for hairball. It is called "trichobezoar."

Famous Cat Lovers:

In history, these famous persons are known for being true fans of cats:

Historic World Leaders that were Scared of Cats:

These people ruled as world leaders and conquerors, but they suffered from ailurophobia - fear of cats.

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